Berghuis takes over as police chief
After 29 years in the Kasson Police Department, Kent Berghuis is now the chief of police.
Over the years, Berghuis has been promoted from patrolman to sergeant to assistant chief. Now he feels lucky to have been promoted to chief.
There won’t be a lot of changes made to the department with Berghuis as chief, other than a few minor things.
“Kent Schuck did a good job with the way it is, so I don’t plan on changing much,” Berghuis said. “The only thing that’s a little different from him versus me is I’m a little more of an extrovert, so I’ll probably be in the public a little bit more, but that’s just more of my personality.”
The department underwent some changes in scheduling when Schuck left his chief position.
“We no longer have the assistant chief, but we have promoted Jason Peck, the SRO, to sergeant position,” Berghuis said. “We used to do that back when Ken and I were working with Dave Johnson, the chief of police back then.”
The reason behind this decision is the size of the department.
“We don’t have a lot of people, so in order to cover the most times so we could have two people on, we did it